17th July 2008

“No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

U.S. Constitution

3 Responses to “17th July 2008”

  1. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Would that this were true. Maybe it never truly was. Exhibit A: The cover of the latest Newsweak magazine purporting to tell us all “What Obama Believes”. Week after week of presidential candidates parading their faith in front of voters, attempting to prove their Christian bona fides. While our Constitution is clear in its intent, what we have in practice is a defacto religious test. And more – various states have laws on the books – unenforced (and unenforcible) but there, unchallenged and defiant to the Constitution that supersedes them. And Presidents, who say publicly that non-believers are not even citizens.

    I have as a sole consolation that Obama, for all his professions of faith, had a father that was an atheist and apostate Muslim so there is perhaps hope that he will not view non-believers as alien, evil and un-American. Cheers! members of the most distrusted minority in America.

  2. Taboo Tongue Says:

    LOL. See: Arkansas’ requirements for holding office.

  3. John Sutton Says:

    What is a “Constitution”? The E O in the UK.